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‘Breaking Boundaries’ dance performances continue through Nov. 7

By Xavier Green

GROSSMONT COLLEGE — Thursday November 4, 2010 was the sold-out opening of Breaking Boundaries by Grossmont College Dance Students.

This production was student run with choreography done by students with the help of faculty. This is a great show that showcases art of the students. There are twelve different mind-blowing acts and each dance piece is unique and tasteful. Many different dance genres are represented.

The show runs until Sunday November 7th.

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Review: Hyde Art Gallery showcases the faculty’s amazing art works

Xavier Green

Editor’s Note–The faculty art exhibit continues through Oct. 28 at the Hyde Art Gallery on the Grossmont College campus. Media Comm 132 student Xavier Green has made certain, however, that it will last longer than that for anyone who watches YouTube videos. He focused on the works of two artists he particularly admired: “The Rain Series,” a group of enhanced digital images by Bill Mosley and “Pointer on Table,” a large ceramic by Jeff Irwin. Here is his video report:

Video by Xavier Green

Just who is Dr. Sunita V. Cooke?

By Xavier Green

Xavier Green

GROSSMONT COLLEGE– She was born in Lucknow, India, and her family moved to the United States when she was five years old. At that time, the Indian government had a policy that allowed people leaving the country to take only $8 per person. So her family of five landed in New York City with $40 to their name.

Verghese family members came with one suitcase each and over the years due to the opportunity afforded to them, all three children in the family were able to fully participate in education and become productive, American citizens. truly living the American dream!

Grossmont's Sunny Cooke

In recalling her life story, Dr. Sunita Cooke, president of Grossmont College, continued:

“My formative years were spent in rural Pennsylvania. I spent 7th through 12th grades in a community that had not been exposed to those from other countries or backgrounds. Growing up in that environment helped me appreciate the ‘aloneness’ that exists when you feel like you are ‘different’ or don’t belong. That drove me to excel in school and in other ways to overcome that feeling of being an outsider. It was a great motivator.”

As a result of that exposure, Dr. Cooke said she developed a greater appreciation and understanding of diversity, different perspectives and backgrounds.
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